Together, For Better Health Care!

...And For Better Self-Care!

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Together, For Better Health Care!
  • Éditeur québécois

“This book introduces a principle that can be applied to our health care system, of course, but more importantly, one that we can use ourselves first and foremost: the more we bring together our different components (physical, emotional, psychological and energy), the more it is possible to find balance within ourselves and preserve the autonomy of our own health, thus promoting less dependence on medications.”

Several therapeutic approaches are presented in this book, including psychology, acupuncture, osteopathy, naturopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, kinesiology, yoga, Qi Gong and integrative medicine. A total of 39 studies are listed to document these approaches.

Moreover, the author shows that Quebec is falling behind English Canada, the United States and Europe with regards to the integration of therapeutic approaches in the healthcare system. He explains some of the political, legal and cultural reasons for this lag, which is causing considerable harm to the population.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Cover 1
Copyright 5
Acknowledgments 6
Table of Contents 10
A Word from the Author 12
CHAPTER I: THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES 16
1.1: Psychology 18
1.2: Acupuncture 20
1.3: Osteopathy 26
1.4: Naturopathy 28
1.5: Physiotherapy 29
1.6: Chiropractic 30
1.7: Massage Therapy 31
1.8: Kinesiology 33
1.9: Therapeutic Yoga 33
1.10: Therapeutic Qi Gong 35
CHAPTER II: BETTER SELF-CARE 38
2.1: Stress and Emotions 40
2.2: The Energy Component of Human Beings 42
2.3: Respiratory Health 43
2.4: A Different Vision 44
CHAPTER III: BETTER HEALTH CARE 46
3.1: Modern Medicine 48
3.2: Integrative Medicine 49
3.3: Collective Impact 50
3.4: Public Recognition of Complementary Approaches 54
3.5: Recommendations 67
CONCLUSION 72
ANNEX I: List of Organizations Related to Integrative Medicine in the United States 74
ANNEX II: Medical Act, Quebec, Articles 31 and 43 76
BIBLIOGRAPHY 78
Back Cover 86